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WWII bombing victims in China sue Japan


September 10th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) Survivors of a series of bombings on a city in southwest China during World War II are seeking compensation from the Japanese government, more than seven ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 80 (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 80 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 67; over 700 injured


September 8th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 67 people have been confirmed dead and 731 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China Friday, authorities said ... Read more...

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24 killed, 150 injured in China quake (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and 150 injured Friday in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.More than 100,000 people ... Read more...

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Five die in China quake


September 7th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least five people were killed and more than 20,000 houses damaged in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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China mine explosion toll climbs to 19


August 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) The toll in a gas explosion that occurred in a coal mine in southwest China's Sichuan province has climbed to 19, rescuers said Thursday. A total ... Read more...

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Philips to build LED manufacturing centre in China


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) Philips (China) Investment Co. Ltd. has started construction on an LED manufacturing centre in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province, authorities said.The new facility will ... Read more...

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Fugitive Chinese who killed nine shot dead (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) A fugitive who killed nine people during armed robberies since 2004 was shot dead in southwest China Tuesday, police said.Zhou was killed by police in Chongqing ... Read more...

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Chinese serial killer shot dead


August 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) A fugitive gunman who is suspected of killing nine in armed robberies since 2004 was shot dead Tuesday in southwest China's Chongqing area, police said.Zhou, described ... Read more...

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‘Olympics panda’ born in China


July 29th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chengdu (China), July 29 (IANS) Veterinarians in southwest China's Sichuan province said a 20-year-old panda gave birth to the panda research centre's first cub of the year on the first ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: Chinese off to a good start


July 29th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The first day of badminton competition at the Olympics saw little surprise as Chinese players enjoyed comfortable starts at the Wembley Arena.Fledgling shuttler Li Xuerui beat ... Read more...

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53 rescuers pulled out of southwest China mine, 5 workers trapped


July 29th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by BNO News
PU'AN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Fifty-three rescuers were pulled out after being trapped in a mine where five miners remain missing in southwestern China, local authorities said Friday.The group of fifty-three rescuers ... Read more...

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Downpour wreaks havoc across China


July 24th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Rainstorms since the weekend have ravaged many parts of China, including the capital city of Beijing where the heaviest rain in 60 years caused 37 ... Read more...

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Chinese tutorial on how to find rich husbands!


July 11th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) A Chinese woman who married a multimillionaire has started tutoring other women on how to can find a rich husband. The class covers topics like how ... Read more...

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Chinese ancient liquor breweries eye heritage list


July 11th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS)Two Chinese provinces are making a joint bid to have their ancient distilleries of baijiu, or Chinese liquor, recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage sites, according to ... Read more...

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14 bodies recovered after China mudslide


July 9th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) Fourteen bodies have been recovered following a mudslide in southwest China's Sichuan province, the authorities said Monday.Rescuers retrieved the 14 bodies from a rain-triggered mudslide in ... Read more...

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Two killed in China college


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) At least two security guards were killed and another was badly injured Monday in southwest China while trying to prevent a knife-wielding man from entering a ... Read more...

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India pitches for SCO’s membership, Afghan role


June 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kunming/Beijing, June 5 (IANS) A day before the SCO summit opens in Beijing, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for full membership of the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization and backed ... Read more...

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China busts gang that sells illegal firearms


May 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Police in southwest China have busted a gang involved in the illegal online sale of smuggled firearms, authorities said Friday.A huge cache of guns, bullets and ... Read more...

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Chinese firm revives plan for Iceland resort


May 8th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) A Chinese real estate company has revived its ambitious plan to open an idyllic ranch in Iceland since Reykjavik has given the company the green light ... Read more...

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11 trapped in China coal mine


April 27th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Eleven miners remained trapped Thursday in a flooded coal mine in southwest China, authorities said.The flooding occurred around 10.30 a.m. in Xinsheng coal mine in Guizhou ... Read more...

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300 Chinese kids ill after having school lunch


April 10th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) More than 300 children fell ill after eating lunch at a school in southwest China's Yunnan province, authorities said Tuesday.As many as 337 children of Zhenxiong ... Read more...

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Daughter pays the price…


March 27th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) A grieving daughter paid a 1,000 yuan bill after a band unknown to the family played four songs at her mother's funeral and she was too ... Read more...

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Bus plunges into ravine in southwest China, killing 15


March 13th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by BNO News
CHENGDU, China (BNO NEWS) -- Fifteen people were killed on early Tuesday afternoon when a bus plunged into a deep ravine in southwestern China, local police officials told state-run media. Several others ... Read more...

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14 Chinese kids rescued from human traffickers


March 11th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) At least 14 children were rescued and 38 suspects arrested when police busted two human trafficking rings in China, police said Saturday.The rings were busted in ... Read more...

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Over 15,000 Chinese women, 8,000 kids rescued in 2011


March 10th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) Over 3,000 gangs involved in human trafficking were busted across China last year, and more than 15,000 women and 8,000 children rescued by police, the government ... Read more...

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Air China to launch Chengdu-Mumbai direct flight


March 1st, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) China's flag carrier Air China will launch a direct flight between southwest China's Chengdu city and India's business hub Mumbai in May, the airline said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Man repays debt of neighbours’ kindness with shoes


February 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) A man in southwest China has prepared nearly 400 pairs of cloth shoes as a token of gratitude for his neighbours who once helped his parents ... Read more...

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Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China


February 14th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) A Tibetan monk set himself on fire Monday in southwest China's Sichuan province, authorities said Tuesday.Losang Gyatso, 18, from the Kirti monastery in the Aba Tibetan-Qiang ... Read more...

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China loans two pandas to Canada


February 12th, 2012 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) China has loaned two rare giant pandas to Canada for a research program.The Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens (CAZG) Saturday signed an agreement with two Canadian ... Read more...

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Heavy snow disrupts traffic on China-Nepal highway


February 9th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) Heavy snow Thursday halted traffic on a section of the China-Nepal highway, which links southwest China's Tibet autonomous region and Nepal, said traffic officials.According Zhao Chun, ... Read more...

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Top Chinese policeman’s ‘leave’ raises many eyebrows


February 8th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) A top Chinese policeman, who shot to national fame for leading a popular crackdown on organised crime, has gone on leave under mysterious circumstances amid rumours ... Read more...

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Stepfather held in China for drowning kid


February 4th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 4 (IANS) A man in southwest China has been detained for allegedly drowning his two-year-old stepdaughter in a washing machine to collect life insurance payouts.Wang Bin, from Chongqing ... Read more...

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China’s wetlands are poorly protected


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) Nearly 80 percent of China's wetlands are shrinking due to poor protection, experts said Thursday.The World Wetlands Day was observed Feb 2.The country's natural wetland reserves ... Read more...

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Hundreds battle forest fire in China


January 28th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) More than 800 firefighters, policemen and villagers were battling to put out a raging forest fire that broke out in the mountains in southwest China.The inferno ... Read more...

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